Skip to content

Toronto Metropolitan University and Humber College Introduce Pathway to Achieve Two Post-Graduate Credentials in Two Years*

Beginning in January 2023, students accepted into specific Ontario Graduate Certificate programs at Humber, including international students, will be eligible to transition into the one-year transdisciplinary Master of Digital Media (MDM) program upon graduating from their program at Humber.

Students will be able to complete the Masters degree in either two or three years, depending on the length of their Humber program.

This graduate degree will prepare students for leadership roles in digital media by developing proficiencies in App creation, digital media strategy, gamification, augmented and virtual reality, physical computing, robotics, machine learning and more.

Are you a current Humber Graduate Certificate student and want to learn more about this pathway?

Sign up for alerts about future info sessions.

“Humber’s graduate certificate to Master of Digital Media pathway will allow students to take advantage of an executive program that is transdisciplinary and uniquely designed to equip graduates with the skills and industry experience that they will need to be thought leaders in the digital media world. This partnership represents a commitment to preparing the next generation of cultural industries change makers and innovators.”
Charles Falzon, Dean of The Creative School

“I'm thankful to our TMU colleagues for recognizing the power of collaboration that will benefit both our students and our institutions. Humber’s career-focused and hands-on education model combined with the MDM program will help to prepare learners to be the innovators of tomorrow.”
Gina Antonacci, Senior Vice-President, Academic, Humber College

Master of Digital Media

The Creative School’s Master of Digital Media is an intensive 12-month professional program built for digital media innovators. Participants of this program are immersed in a comprehensive study of business, art, design and technology intended to stimulate entrepreneurial and 21st-century leadership skills for real-world challenges.

Why take advantage of this pathway?

Humber's Ontario Graduate Certificates accelerate career paths with specialized training that builds on previous diploma or degree experience. By expanding student networks and providing industry-relevant experience, Humber is providing practical skills and knowledge for graduates to take on a wide variety of leadership roles as creatives, innovators and entrepreneurs.

With both institutions located in Canada’s largest city, Toronto, Ontario, this two-year creative-business MA pathway provides an easy transition for students in Toronto looking to continue their studies. If you are an international student, this pathway is especially beneficial. If accepted to TMU, you can complete both an Ontario College Graduate Certificate and master’s degree within two years.

About Toronto Metropolitan University

Toronto Metropolitan University, formerly known as Ryerson University, is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-oriented education. Urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, the University is home to more than 46,000 students, including 2,900 Master’s and PhD students, 4,000 faculty and staff, and 225,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit torontomu.ca.

The Creative School at Toronto Metropolitan University 

The Creative School is a dynamic faculty at Toronto Metropolitan University making a difference in new, unexplored ways. Comprised of Canada’s top professional schools and transdisciplinary hubs in media, communication, design and cultural industries, The Creative School offers students an unparalleled global experience in the heart of downtown Toronto torontomu.ca/the-creative-school/.

In April 2022, the university renamed and began a new chapter.

What Humber Graduate Certificate programs can transition into the MDM program?

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I apply now for future years?

No. Students can only apply for the term (Fall start or Winter start) they would like to be enrolled in. If a student declines their acceptance, they must apply again.

2. What is the cost of the TMU degree?

The website will update fees for the 2022 - 2023 academic year during the summer. Below is the program cost based on the 2021 - 2022 academic year:
The cost for Canadian citizens and permanent residents: $17 472.29 (Breakdown)
The cost for International students: $24 809.91 (Breakdown)

3. Who do I contact at TMU for more information?

For program related questions, contact digitalmedia@torontomu.ca. For admissions related questions, contact grdadmit@torontomu.ca.

4. When should I apply? (for both '23 and '24 intakes)

Applications for Fall 2023 are now open, the deadline to apply is January 20, 2023.
The Winter 2024 applications will open as of June 2023.
The Fall 2024 applications will open as of mid-October 2023.

5. Are there scholarships available from TMU?

See TMU's scholarship opportunities.

6. My IELTS may expire - will TMU accept it?

You must have a valid English Language Proficiency score upon application to the program. If it expires after the application was submitted and you receive an offer of admission, one condition is to provide an updated score. Please contact the Graduate Admissions Office directly at grdadmit@ryerson.ca for more information.

7. If I'm accepted at TMU do I have to start immediately? Can I defer my admission?

The Master of Digital Media does not offer deferment to subsequent intakes. Should an applicant decline an offer of admission, they will be required to go through the application process again.

8. Is a gap between studies allowed?

Yes, TMU will allow a gap between studies.

International students - please note the following:

  • If you plan to take a gap between two programs, please consult an International Student Advisor or Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) directly to ensure you will continue to comply with your study permit conditions.
  • If you are planning to apply for your Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) upon completion of both your Humber and TMU programs, please consult an International Student Advisor or Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) directly to determine whether a gap between your studies will impact your future PGWP application.

9. My program at Humber is 2 years. Do I need to complete both years before I can transfer to TMU?

Yes.

10. How do I apply to TMU?

See TMU’s How to Apply page.